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The Five First Saturdays 

and Reparation 
to the Immaculate Heart 

of Mary 



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Nihil obstat 

Leiria — 15 de Agosto de 1958. 

Conego Jose Galamba de Oliveira 

Imprimatur 

Leiren. 15 Augusti. 1958. 

t Joannes, Vicarius Capitularis 



Oficinas da Grafica de Leiria 



DEDICATION 



Very humbly this little work is offered to the Sorrowful 
and Immaculate Heart of the Queen of Heaven, 
OUR MOTHER, in REPARATION 

by 

L. F. Harvey Ter: O. S. M. 

Servita of Fatima. 
M. A. Oxon. 

FATIMA. 
The Feast of the Queenship of Mary. 

1958. 



FOREWORD 



When one thinks of the very grave evils that threa- 
ten humanity ; and when one considers how many souls 
are lost and fall, every day, into the Abyss of Hell; 
and when one remembers that, in order to avoid those 
disasters and to save sinners, «God wants to establish 
in the world Devotion to My Immaculate Heart», as 
Our Lady said when She appeared to the Three Little 
Shepherds of Fdtima in July, Our heart rejoices at the 
appearance of one more little book that wishes to be a 
herald of that saving Devotion, and of the Five First 
Saturdays. 

May this little book run throughout the entire world, 
and may the Immaculate Heart of Mary bless, with 
Motherly liberality, its Author as well as all those who 
read it and put the Devotion into practice ! 

FATIMA, 13 de Junho de 1958. 

f JOAO, Bispo de Eurea 
Vigario Capitular 



The Five First Saturdays and Reparation 
to the immaculate Heart 



«Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion 
of sinners, and in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart 
of Mary!» 

REQUEST FOR REPARATION 

On July 13.1917. when the Holy Mother of God 
appeared to the Three Little Shepherds of Aljustrel. 
at the Cova da Ida in the Parish of Fatima, She spoke 
the words quoted above. 

After promising to work a great Miracle in October, 
in order that «The whole world may believe you», 
and after demanding the Family Rosary, as well as the 
Daily Rosary. Our Lady said «Sacriiice yourselves for 
sinners, and say often, especially when you make 
sacrifices, *Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the con- 
version of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses 
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary!'» 

In the Autumn of 1916, the Guardian Angel of Por- 
tugal, who is held to be the Archangel Michael, and 
who came to prepare the three children for the coming 
of Our Lady with Her world-shaking Message in 1917, 



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also demanded Reparation from the children, and 
through the children, from all of us! 

Three times the Angel made the children, on the hill 
of Cabego, repeat the following prayer before he gave 
them the Mystic Communion; He also made them 
say it, with him, again three times after receiving the 
Communion. 

«Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost 
I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most 
Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our 
Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of 
the World, in reparation for all the outrages by which 
He Himself is offended. By the Infinite Merits of His 
Most Sacred Heart, and through the intercession of the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, I pray for the conversion 
of all poor sinners !» 

REPARATION TO GOD! 

REPARATION TO OUR LADY! 

Our God is a terrible God! «It is a fearful thing to 
fall into the Hands of the Living God!». Yet Our God 
is the God of Infinite Mercy and Infinite Love! God's 
Mercy is always the same, and when men repent and 
amend their lives He always forgives and spares! «Their 
pride is humbled. I will spare them from ruin.» 11 
Para: XI. 7. 

Why are we on Earth? Why are we alive? What 
is the point of our being here, on Earth, at all? 

Simply to prepare for Heaven! Simply to give 
glory to God, to know and love and serve God here, 
in order that we may all be with Him in Heaven for ever! 

There is no other reason for our existence! 



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We are simply and solely here on Earth for a time of 
TRIAL, in order to prepare ourselves for ETERNITY! 

That Eternity will be for each of us simply and solely 
what we make it here, NOW! 

That Eternity, which means a never-ending time, 
will be an Eternity of everlasting HAPPINESS, with 
the God of all Love, and with the Mother of Fair Love, 
and with all the Saints, boys and girls, men and women, 
and with all the Angels, in the endless enjoyment of 
such glorious surroundings as «Eye hath not seen, nor 
ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man», 
which God has there, in Heaven, waiting for those who 
accept His Holy Will! For those, who accept Him 
as their God and their King! 

This joy is in store only for those who get to Heaven! 

That Eternity, on the other hand, for which we are 
all now making preparation here on Earth, will be an 
ETERNITY, or never-ending time, of the most appall- 
ing, hateful, hideous, and unspeakable SUFFERING 
in the burning horrors of the endless TORTURE- 
CHAMBERS of HELL. That Eternity will be spent 
in the endless and nauseating company of the Hating 
and Hateful Devils in Hell, devils who are the slaves 
of Lucifer, and who with him were glorious Angels 
once, in the Heaven, which they have lost! 

WHICH IS IT GOING TO BE FOR EACH OF US ? 
WHICH IS IT GOING TO BE FOR ME? HEAVEN 

OR HELL? 

It all depends on what I am doing about it now, or 
what I am going to do about it, before it is too late. 
«As the tree falls, so shall it lie!» 

Almighty God, Himself, came down to Earth almost 
2000 years ago, to win Heaven for us, to teach us how 
to get there, and to give us all the means that are ne- 
cessary to get there. 



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Our Lady, Herself, has come to Earth many times 
and especially during the past 150 years, to warn us 
that we are heading for Hell, and to plead with us to 
OBEY Her Divine Son, to MAKE REPARATION 
for all the past sins of mankind, and TO AMEND OUR 
LIVES for the future. 

These are the conditions for getting to Heaven! 

God CANNOT MAKE us go to Heaven! Our Lady 
CANNOT MAKE us go to Heaven! 

They are utterly incapable of doing that now, even 
with all God's almighty power! 

The reason for this is that God gave to man FREE- 
WILL, and never, now, can He compel us to love 
Him! The choice has got to be made by each one of 
us ! 

The choice is — Shall I go the Heaven ? OR Shall 
I go to Hell? Which shall it be? 

THE ANSWER DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON MY- 
SELF! >,f ; Jn:- ' - 1 . ■ i 

The answer to that question depends entirely upon 
ourselves! The choice is simply — Shall I go to Heaven? 
or, Shall I go to Hell? 

IT ALL DEPENDS ON ME, MYSELF, HERE 
AND NOW! 



GOD'S LOVE 

Our God, Who is the God of INFINITE LOVE AND 
MERCY, Who loves each one of us with an unimagi- 
nable, unfathomable ocean of limitless love, came down 
to Earth to live as a poor working-man, and to die the 
death of a criminal, in order to SAVE US FROM 
ETERNAL HELL! 



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He came to take us to HEAVEN; thus repairing the 
terrible work of Adam and Eve. 

Our Creator humbled Himself — simply out of love 
for each one us, for my sinful self — and was born in 
a wretched cattleshed! Just think of that! Just 
think of that unimaginable HUMILITY on the part 
of Almighty God! 

The FIRST BED that God had, God Who made the 
Heavens and the Earth and every living thing, and 
every lifeless thing, that ever was or ever will be created, 
was a CATTLE-TROUGH, and His bedclothes were 
straw and hay! And the only beds that Mary and 
Joseph had, then, were piles of straw! 

That was God Almighty's FIRST BED on Earth, 
that was the «gracious, kindly welcome» that mankind 
gave to Him in return for His immensity of love in 
coming to save us from THE ETERNITY OF HELL! 

«Blow, blow thou wintry wind thou art not so unkind 
as man's INGRATITUDE!)) 

That, then, was the FIRST BED that God's «gra- 
tefub) creatures made for Him. 

And what was the LAST BED, allowed to Him by 
the same «grateful» creatures? 

God's LAST BED on Earth was the HARD AND 
CRUEL, ROUGH AND AGONIZING CROSS. 

We gave Him the CROSS, which was usually the 
last resting place of the vilest and worst CRIMINAL 
in existence, coupled with a death made as utterly 
cruel and painful as the science of the time could invent! 

This was the extent to which the love of God for 
our souls v/ent, and in the last moments of that ago- 
nizing death for love of man, God gave to us His grea- 
test gift, after the gift of His own Self! 

In those last painful hours, so empty of thought for 
Self, so full of love for us, the Dying Saviour gave to 
us HIS SPOTLESS MOTHER, to be OUR MOTHER! 



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The last word that the God-Man ever said to man, 
on Earth, before He died was— «MOTHER». BEHOLD 
THY MOTHER! 

As God loved, and still does love, us, so in the same 
way Our Mother, in spite of all our cruelty to Her 
Baby and Her God, loves each one of us, singly, with 
all the love that there could be in the heart of one mo- 
ther, if that mother had in her heart all the love of all 
the mothers in the whole world, as St Louis Grignon 
de Montfort teaches us. 

This death, then, was just a part of the price that 
God paid for the redemption of our ungrateful souls, 
in order that we might go to Heaven, and be saved 
from Eternal Hell. 

This Birth and Death was part of HIS price, as our 
Redeemer. Then there was the part of HER price, 
as our Co-Redemptrix. 

All the indescribable sufferings endured in Bethlehem, 
and all those endured throughout Her whole long life, 
with those that She endured at the foot of the Cross, 
and when She held that dear mangled Body in Her 
loving Mother-arms, all those were a part of the price 
which SHE paid, as our Co-Redemptrix, for the sav- 
ing of the souls of each one of us! 

And all that would have been suffered for EACH 
ONE of us ALONE! Such an immense value does 
Our God set upon one single soul! 

THE ARMS OF MERCY 



Little Baby Jesus, lying there in the straw in the 
Stable of Bethlehem could, with His little Hands, touch 
the Dear Hands and the Sweet Face of His Blessed 



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Mother; He could touch the loving devoted, strong 
and faithful hands of St. Joseph, both of whom were 
His most faithful servants and protectors. Yes, those 
Baby arms stretched out in His little manger to embrace 
the whole wandering, wicked world, could also touch 
the soft skin of those two dumb animals, the Cow and 
the Donkey; He could lay His little Hand upon their 
heads to thank them for their kindness in allowing 
Him to share their stall, when men had turned Him 
out, and for warming Him with their hot breath. 

Oh, fortunate beasts, so much more charitable, and 
so much more faithful, than so many of us have been 
to our loving Jesus! 

There, in that little cattle trough, in the cold and 
draughty stable, cast out like any unwanted outcast, 
the Little Jesus lay at the beginning of His suffering life. 
Little Jesus lay there opening wide His Baby Arms to 
every soul, longing to fold them all close to His Baby 
Heart to keep them from all evil, to hold them all safely 
until they have arrived unharmed in His Father's home, 
there to spend a life of everlasting happiness, real hap- 
piness, with Him in Heaven. 

That is how His blessed life besan on Earth — Arms, 
Baby Arms, stretched out in longing love; Little Arms 
that He could wave at will! 

Then how did that same life come to its end, on Earth 7 

It came to an end just in the same way, as far as the 
Arms were concerned! Arms, full grown, strong, lov- 
ing Arms opened wide and stretched out to their fullest 
limit to embrace all sinners, to fold every soul in a 
loving, forgiving and eternal embrace, close to that 
Sacred Heart, which at that moment was giving the very 
last drops of His Most Precious Blood to save all men 
from Hell! 

As those dear Arms were stretched out, wide open, 
in the cold and lonely Stable with the beasts, at the 



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beginning of God's earthly life so now, at the end of 

it, those same dear Arms are stretched out wide on 
Calvary. This time, however, those dear Arms have 
been stretched out by others, and have been nailed fast 
to the cruel wood, so that now those once-Baby Arms 
cannot wave at will! 

The beasts were round- His bed in Bethlehem; kind 
friendly animals, who warmed Him with their hot 
breath. This time other «Beasts» are round Him, 
breathing hot hate against the God of Love! «Beasts» 
indeed, because all men v/ho set themselves up against 
God, and sin against Him, make themselves «Beasts», 
or rather make themselves lower than all the beasts of 
the field! 

You and I, WE were among those «Beasts» on Cal- 
vary! WE put the Son of God to death! We were 
among those Murderers! Because each sin that each 
of us has committed has «crucified the Son of God 
afresh»! 

And for this each one of us is bound to MAKE RE- 
PARATION ! 



REPARATION 

We, all of us, are bound to make Reparation, and 
that implies something ACTIVE, something DONE 
BY US. It is not, in any way, enough to FEEL SORRY 
and then do nothing at all about it, that is false senti- 
ment. «Faith without works is dead!». The devils 
believe in God, but that belief is not enough to keep 
them from everlasting and hideous sufferings in Hell. 

We, therefore, are bound to make REPARATION, 
and that being so let us all make sure that we know what 
Reparation means. 



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REPARATION simply means MAKING REPAIRS, 
repairing the damage and putting things right again, 
as far as we are able, doing all we can to MAKE IT UP. 

Ever since the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden, 
there has been a demand for Reparation. The Pro- 
phets of the Old Testament repeatedly demanded Re- 
paration, and cried out unceasingly — «Repent! Repent!» 
Then came the last and greatest prophet of them all, 
according to the witness of Our Lord Himself, the 
great Prophet St. John the Baptist who spent a life of 
Reparation during which he cried out, again, and again. 
«Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!» 
as he prepared the way for the Lamb of God. 

After St. John, came Jesus Himself crying out to 
all — «Unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish!» 

And what does 'Repent' mean except, 'change your 
way of life', show your sorrow for your past sins and 
your past life by living a better life, by MAKING-UP 
for your past life, that is by making REPARATION! 

Our tender - hearted, ever - merciful Saviour, the 
God of Compassionate Love, never minced His words; 
though He loved, and always loves, the SINNER, He 
hates with an all-consuming hatred, such as God alone 
can conceive, every SIN and all PRIDE, which is the 
root of all sin! 

He, the All- Holy God, lias bolted and barred the 
gates of Heaven against every one of us, UNLESS WE 
BECOME LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN — «Nisi effi- 
ciamini sicut parvuli». «Unless you become like little 
children you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Hea- 
ven». How heart-searching that is for us! Am I 
child-like? Child-like that is, not childish! 

Or am I conceited, stuck-up, proud, and selfish? If 
I am, then 1 have not the slightest hope at all of going 
to Heaven— UNLESS 1 CHANGE ! Unless I become 
like a little child, humble, trusting and obedient ! 



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«Like little children !» 

When little children come into this world to begin 
their young, and happy, and hopeful lives they are so 
simple, so loving, so completely trusting, and so forgi- 
ving. This is how they come and remain, UNTIL they 
are ruined by the evil example or by the CRUEL SPOI- 
LING AND PAMPERING of parents, or others around 
them, all of which turns these little, loving innocents 
into odious, obnoxious and dangerous members of 
Society ! 

Before such spoiling happens, and that spoiling can 
often begin in the cradle itself, little children are so 
loving, so forgiving, so full of loving Reparation ! 
(There is an old saying — «The hand that rocks the 
cradle rules the world», which might, with profit today, 
be turned into «The hand which RULES the cradle, 
rocks the world !») 

Who cannot remember seeing a little child, when 
it has done something that hurt its mother, or when 
someone else has done something to hurt its mother, 
run to its mother, cuddle up to her, leaning its little 
head on her face or breast and try to comfort her ? «Oh, 
Mummy darling, I am so sorry, I love you, I really do 
and I am going to kiss you to MAKE IT UP !» 
Then by way of making Reparation, the little one gi- 
ves her something, «Here, take my toy !». 

«Like little children !» And all that God asks us 
to do, is to do the same. 

«Oh, my Jesus, I am so sorry! I love You! I really 
do love You, and I am going to give You this, to do 
this for You, TO MAKE IT UP !» 

«Oh, dearest Mother, I am so sorry! I love You! 
I really do love You, and I am going to give You this, 
to do this for You, to MAKE IT UP ! 

Yes, first the Prophets, then Jesus Himself, and now 
Our Lady, Herself, all demand Reparation ! 



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Jesus demands REPARATION, Our Lady demands 
REPARATION. 

The main purpose of this little book is to lay all possi- 
ble stress upon, and to make an appeal to souls, to all 
souls, to make, THE REPARATION DEMANDED 
by OUR LADY AT FATIMA, with more especial 
emphasis on the Reparation of the FIVE FIRST SA- 
TURDAYS ; and to do this before it is too late ! 

«PLORANS PLORAVIT IN NOCTE ET 
LACHRIIVLE EJUS IN MAXILLIS EJUS» 

( Lam. 1,2) 

«Weeping, She hath wept in the night, and Her tears 
are on Her cheeks». 

The oceans of iniquity in the world of today, and of 
yesterday, have brought oceans of tears into the Eyes 
of the God-Man, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and into the 
eyes of the Mother of Sorrows, Our Lady, the Mother 
of Jesus. 

Knowing the most terrible sufferings that were soon 
to come upon the people, and seeing the number 
of people falling into Hell through neglect of His 
warnings, Jesus looked over Jerusalem, His own 
chosen city, and He broke down and wept ! 

Hot, burning tears of agonizing grief swept down 
His Face, the most beautiful Face that ever was seen 
in this world of ours. 

«JESUS WEPT ! The Heart of God broke with 
sorrow for us! «If ONLY you had known, and that 
in this your day, the things that are to your PEACE !» 
«If only you had known, before it was TOO LATE !» 
He says to us today! This He says to us, today, in 1958, 



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to us who long for peace and who make all kinds of 
plans for peace, instead of using His OWN PLAN, 
which was made known to us by Our Lady at Fatima! 

Not very long after these burning tears were streaming 
down His Sacred Face, Jesus was on His way to the 
horrifying death of the Cross. 

On His way to that terrible suffering Jesus passed 
some of the women of Jerusalem, the very ones whose 
fate had caused Him to weep sometime before. 

What did Jesus say to those women? 

«Don't weep for Me!» «Weep for YOURSELVES!» 
«Weep for YOUR CHILDREN!)) 

You see He knew what was coming to them, and to 
us ! 

JESUS WEPT! and MARY WEEPS! 



Let us consider some of the visits, which Our Lady 
has made to this world within the last Century and a 
quarter. Let us see how often She appeared SAD, and 
how frequently She WEPT! And let us remember 
that She came to warn us, and the tears were because 
of the terrible sufferings to come upon us, which we 
could have avoided, and still can avoid, if only we had, 
or will, pay attention to Her warnings and requests. 

At La Salette, in France in 1846, Our Lady appeared 
to some children and complained bitterly of the care- 
lessness and sinfulness of the Catholics. She demanded 
Penance and Prayer, She demanded REPARATION, 
in order that we might be spared the terrible punish- 
ments of God, which are to come upon us if we do not 
OBEY HER. 

All the time that Our Lady was speaking, SHE WAS 
CRYING, tears were pouring down Her face, the most 



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beautiful face in all creation, next to that of Her own 
Divine Son. 

Later, again, in 1858, Our Lady came once more to 
warn us and to demand the same REPARATION. 

This time it was again in France, that «Elder daughter 
of the Church», which has so often been visited by, and 
honoured by, the Heavenly Queen. This time it was 
at Lourdes, in the Mountains in the South of France. 

Eighteen times Our Lady spoke to little Bernadette, 
demanding PENANCE, HUMILITY, AND the RO- 
SARY OF REPARATION. 

Our Lady's warnings were terrible; Her grief for the 
sinful world was tremendous ! 

A third time in France, in 1871, Our Lady came again, 
during the War between France and Germany, and 
again She spoke to children in a little, then unknown, 
place named Pontmain. 

See how often Our Lady has chosen LITTLE CHIL- 
DREN to be Her Messengers, and to spread in the 
world Her tremendous messages! «Unless you become 
like little children you shall not enter into the Kingdom 
of Heaven !» 

This time, when speaking, Our Lady was INEFFA- 
BLY SAD», — during a part of the interview, and She 
held a Blood Red Crucifix. 

Again and again Our Mother comes to save us from 
the wrath of God, Whose avenging Arm, She says, 
She «cannot longer withold!»; It is «so strong, so heavy». 

Still She comes to call us to our senses! Still Our 
Mother weeps! 

Still She shows us Her Immaculate Heart! 

Once again Our Lady came, riding upon the clouds, 
surrounded by a cloud, and speeding down to Earth 
to warn us that the terrible results of our sins and of 
our neglect of God, were about to fall upon us more 



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heavily than ever, in the form of Diabolic, Anti-God 
Communism. 

Our Lady came to Fatima just about one month 
before that flood of bestial cruelty, more bestial than 
that of the cruellest of all the savage beasts themselves, 
that ocean of hate against the God of Love, burst in 
over- whelming torrents upon the world! 

The Holy Mother came in the middle of the scourge 
of the 2nd World- War, a war in which millions of 
bodies and houses were being destroyed, millions of 
homes were being broken, millions of souls were being 
destroyed, a war in which children and grown-ups were 
being taught to hate their neighbour, together with all 
the paralysing evils that always accompany wars, espe- 
cially modern wars! In the midst of all this, Our Lady 
PROMISED PEACE, that peace for which the whole 
world is still longing, if we FULFILLED the CON- 
DITIONS, which She then laid down. 

The world did not, and has not, fulfilled the conditions, 
and so the world has been reduced to the condition in 
which it finds itself today! 

Our Lady demanded REPARATION, and by way 
of doing this She demanded that we should all do our 
DUTY to GOD, and our DUTY to our NEIGHBOUR- 
as well as we can; added to this Our Lady demanded 
that we should all accept whatever God may choose to 
send us, or, allow us to suffer, in this life, by way of 
PENANCE. 

In addition, God's Mother, and Our Mother, told us 
to say the ROSARY EVERY DAY; and, thirdly, told 
us that we must all be CONSECRATED TO HER IM- 
MACULATE HEART. 

That is the ESSENCE of the MESSAGE OF FATIMA. 
During the last Apparitions, on October 13. 1917, Our 
Lady showed Herself as 



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THE MOTHER OF SORROWS 

the Mother, Who was swamped in an ocean of suffer- 
ing all through Her life. The Mother of Sorrows, 
Whose pains were caused by the sins of the world, by 
OUR private SINS. 

The appearances of Our Lady at Fatima, in 1917, 
were some of the greatest and the most important in 
the whole history of the world ! 

THE SADNESS OF THE IMMACULATE 

HEART 

Soon Our Lady came again to warn us, this time it 
was at Beauraing, in Belgium, in 1932. Here, again, 
Our Lady spoke to children and, as at La Salette, golden 
rays were shining round Her Heart. Golden rays of 
HOPE, for it is through that same Immaculate Heart 
that this world is to find PEACE, because it was re- 
vealed to little Jacinta of Fatima that God will give peace 
to the World THROUGH THE IMMACULATE 
HEART OF MARY. 

At Fatima Our Lady showed Her Heart surrounded 
with thorns which, She said, represented our sins and 
our blasphemies; and She insisted that love for HER 
IMMACULATE HEART MUST be spread throughout 
the world, in order to obtain the destruction of the 
Devil's work and for the eventual triumph of right. 

«My IMMACULATE HEART» She said, «WILL 
FINALLY TRIUMPH». 

When Lucy, the eldest of the Seers of Fatima who is 
now a Carmelite Nun, asked Our Lady if the other two 
AND herself would soon go to Heaven, Our Lady 



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answered that the other two would soon go, but that 
Lucy would not go yet, because God wanted her to stay 
on earth, in order to SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE 
WORLD LOVE FOR HER IMMACULATE HEART. 

That is the immense vocation given to Lucy, and that 
ought to be a work, which each one of us should do with 
all our power, BECAUSE IT IS OUR LADY'S WISH, 
and what Our Lady wishes should be binding upon Her 
Children. 

«If you love Me, keep My commandments !» That 
is the sign, and the proof of our love! If we do not 
do what the Loved one tells us then we DO NOT LOVE 
Him, or, Her, however much we may say, or sing, that 
we do ! 

Still more recently Our Lady of the Immaculate 
Heart has shown Her grief, in the little Statue, at Sy- 
racuse, which shed what appeared to be human tears. 
This has been authenticated also, and a huge Church 
is to be built. 

These visits are enough to show the immense impor- 
tance that Our Lord, and consequently Our Lady, places 
upon the NECESSITY of IMMEDIATE REP- 
ARATION. 

We know that Our Lady can no longer suffer in 
Heaven, but She knows that we are only human, and 
She gives us visions that we can understand, and which 
can touch our hearts, unless they have become like 
stone or ice, through our neglect of God and all Spiri- 
tual things. 

Time after time Our Lady has shown Herself in 
recent years, and has tried to make us feel some tiny 
bit of the unspeakable grief and sorrow that Her Divine 
Son and Herself felt on Earth all through Their lives, 
and especially during the Passion and Death of Our 
Lord. 

Grief, this was, which was caused by the knowledge 



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of all the sins, and coldness and hatred, which we in 
the world should give Them in return for that Sea of 
Suffering ! 

Let us remember the untold Sorrows of the Queen 
of Sorrows, the Queen of Martyrs, when She was on 
Earth! Let us remember the many times that Our 
Loving Mother has shown us tears and sadness in very 
recent visions ! 

Then let us DETERMINE, here and now, to give 
ourselves up to a LIFE OF REPARATION ! 

No ! This is not frightening ! This will be VERY 
SIMPLE AND VERY EASY, IF only we will do as 
She has asked and if we rely on Her and ACCEPT 
HER HELP ! 

St Louis Grignon de Montfort, that great and simple 
lover of Our Lady, tells us that if we will only give 
ourselves to Her, She will so soften our Crosses that 
they will become much more easy to bear. 

IF THE WORLD DOES NOT LISTEN VERY 
SOON, THEN THE FUTURE SUFFERINGS, WHICH 
ARE COMING UPON US, ARE TOO UTTERLY 
FRIGHTENING TO THINK ABOUT! 

It is the Mother of Divine Wisdom, no less than that, 
Who has warned us ! 



A TONIC AND A REMINDER 

«What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve 
over !» «Out of sight out of mind !» 

Here are two old sayings, which apply very fittingly 
to a vast number of people in the world today. 

The love of so many for God and the things of God 
has grown so terribly, terribly COLD, to a great extent 
through the pleasure-loving materialism of our day. 



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It is part of the policy of the Devil and his followers 
to encourage this blind foolishness on the part of his 
victims. So many victims are walking straight to the 
scaffold, of their own making, with their eyes blindfolded! 

If people are always occupied with their own personal 
affairs, with their pleasures, with sport and entertain- 
ment, and the like, they are not going to be bothered 
about what is happening in the background, or what 
overwhelming dangers overhang their lives, and threaten 
the very occupations that they are so busily engaged in! 
They feel that the present occupations are «sufficient 
for the day», foolish and selfish argument though it 
may be ! 

This attitude suits the Devil and his friends absolutely, 
because they have their future victims mesmorised into 
a state in which they can be more easily destroyed — 
in which in fact they can destroy themselves. Those 
who have eyes open have seen this in recent history. 

This is what is happening, now, in the middle of the 
20th Century, and it needs an immense shock to rouse 
people out of their lethargy. 

For years now Our Lady has been trying to rouse us 
into saving action, and at Fatima, at least, She worked 
one world-shaking Miracle, when She hurled the Sun 
towards the Earth, and petrified with fear, not only 
the 70,000 people on the spot, who saw it in the Cova 
da Iria, but many other people also, who saw that Mi- 
racle, miles and miles away ! 

That shock brought many souls to their knees, to 
their senses and to their Confessions, but — «What the 
eye does not see the heart does not grieve over», and 
the majority of the people in the world did not see that 
frightening event and consequently did not, and do 
not, grieve. 

Nevertheless many millions of people have suffered, 
and are suffering now, from the neglect of that warning, 



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and if only we could bring ourselves to realise but a 
tiny fraction of their sufferings, then it might, by the 
grace of God, give us that shock, which we so despera- 
tely need ! 

Let us go, at least in thought, to the very numerous 
Concentration Camps in Communist countries, 
where millions of people of all ages and ranks of society 
are dying a slow and painful death. 

Let us talk to anyone, who has escaped from any 
part of the Red Hell! 

Let us read the books that have been written by 
THOSE WHO KNOW, such as «I chose Freedoms 

Let us read authentic accounts of the terrible Tor- 
ture - chambers, of the Lubianko Prison, in Moscow, 
and of many others in other places ! 

Let us read about the millions of homeless CHIL- 
DREN, wandering like packs of wolves, covered with 
Venereal diseases, such as we read about in the early 
days of Russian Communism, in Russia itself — against 
which Our Lady came to warn us ! 

Let us read of the starving women fighting for the 
horse manure in the streets to pick out the grains of 
corn, which the horses had not digested, to help to 
keep those same women from dying of starvation ! 

Let us remember the endless number of people, who 
have disappeared suddenly, in the night as well as at 
other times, and who have never been heard of again! 

Let us think of the hideous horrors of the two World 
Wars ! 

Let us think of the 1000's of prisoners, captured by 
the Russians in the last great war, who just «Disappear- 
ed»! Of those buried alive, or torn in pieces. 

Many, many more terrible things could be said, un- 
fortunately, but perhaps with the grace of God these 
horrors will be enough to make men, and women, stop 
and think — and then act ! 



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There will be many, very many people, who will 
scoff, and jeer, and sneer at all this, and will say — 
«What absolute nonsense ! The man's a fool, who 
talks like that ! He is just an alarmist !» 

Nay, listen ! «A fool is ever right in his own thinking; 
the wise LISTEN to advice !» Proverbs. XII. 15. 

The fool is the one who says «There is no God !» 

The fool is the one, who refuses to be warned by in- 
controvertible facts ! 

The fool is the one who throws away the lifebelt 
when he is drowning ! 

The fool is the one, who will not listen to the warnings 
of God and His Holy Mother, when They demand 
REPARATION ! 

These are the real fools ! 

«Oh, ye fools, when will you understand !» 

For those who live far away from the countries where 
these unspeakable brutalities take place, and for those 
who cannot imagine that such diabolic cruelty can 
exist in the hearts of human beings, it must be very 
difficult to grasp the truth. 

For those, however, who have come into direct con- 
tact with some of those human wrecks, who have been 
able escape from that inhuman, diabolic treatment 
received in those countries where the inhuman, Anti- 
Christian, Anti-God, Atheistic Materialism of Com- 
munism, and its satanic brood, hold power — for them 
it is easy to grasp something of the TERROR. 

Those, who have come across the hunted, frightened 
Refugees from that infernal Hell, can feel something of 
the terror and the diabolic power, which only God and 
His Most Holy Mother can save us, and our dear loved 
ones, from experiencing and suffering also ! 

Oh, dear Outcast God, take care of the hunted, 
outcast people of today, and SPARE US ALL ! 

Oh, dear loving Mother, Who wast driven away by 



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men when Your time was drawing near, Who wast after- 
wards hunted by Herod, as You fled into Egypt, have 
pity on all homeless Waifs, and fold them to Your Im- 
maculate Heart. Oh Dear Mother of the Infant Jesus 
have pity on the little children, and on the little babies, 
so grievously sinned against ! 

Oh ! God of Truth and Light and Wisdom and 
Understanding, open the eyes of all of us, who cannot — 
or will not — see the terrible disasters which lie ahead 
of all of us, unless we obey Our Lady and make RE- 
PARATION NOW ! 

THE REPARATION DEMANDED 
BY OUR LADY 

Since Our Lady came to Fatima, 41 years have passed; 
forty one years in which the Devil and all his hordes 
have been very busy trying to keep the Message of 
Fatima from being spread, and from being grasped, lest 
people should obey Our Lady and so save themselves, 
and help to save the world. 

The Devil wants the damnation of souls — not their 
salvation ! 

For many, many years the Message of Fatima was 
never heard of, except by a few ! 

For many years there has been a fogginess, an uncer- 
tainty and a muddled idea of the real meaning of the 
Message. 

Many of the devotees of Fatima have not even been 
clear themselves ! 

It is also well known by many, who have themselves 
experienced them, the great and typical difficulties, and 
dangers that are put in the way of people, who want 
to eo to Fatima ! 



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To those, who are willing to see, it is quite evident 
that the cloven hoof of the Prince of Darkness has been, 
and still is, fighting hard and fuming against Our Lady 
of Light ! 

We will now try to make Our Lady's demands quite 
clear, and show how SIMPLE they are. 

One of the «Hallmarks» of Fatima is SIMPLICITY ! 

The demands of Our Lady 

During the course of Her visits to Fatima, in 1917, 
Our Lady made 



THREE DEMANDS 



Three special demands were made upon the world, 
through the Three Little Shepherds of Aljustrel. Our 
Lady stated that only if a sufficient number of people 
obey these demands, the world will be saved from WAR, 
from the Horrors of COMMUNISM, and from the 
PUNISHMENTS OF GOD. 

These three demands were: 

PENANCE. PRAYER. CONSECRATION TO HER 
IMMACULATE HEART. 

PENANCE AND SACRIFICE are hard words to 
us, as well as being most unwelcome to most of us ! 

The word PENANCE makes us think of LONG 
FASTS, WHIPPING OURSELVES, WEARING HAIR 
SHIRTS, and doing all kinds of things that we thoroughly 
dislike. 



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THESE THINGS ARE NOT FOR US — NOR 
DOES OUR LADY WISH THEM, FROM US 

We are not expected to be like St John the Baptist, 
and other great Saints and heroes in that way. 

NO ! Ours is to be THE LITTLE WAY OF OBE- 
DIENCE TO OUR LADY ! 

We are going to take these three demands of Our 
Lady one by one, and we are going to see how simple 
and easy they really are, if only we will try to be honest 
with God and with ourselves. 

During these explanations I shall quote from the 
writings of Fr. de Marchi. I. M. C, who spent many 
years in Fatima, and who knew the Marto family, as 
well as Lucy and her family, very well. 

I shall also quote from «Nossa Senhora da Fatima», 
in its third edition, by Fr. Fonseca. S. J., which is 
acknowledged to be one of the most authentic and 
most correct books on Fatima and its Message. 



PENANCE AND SACRIFICE 

«Whatsoever thine hand findeth to do, do it with 
thy might !» 

What is the Penance demanded from all of us by 
Our Lady ? 

In a letter, quoted by Fr. de Marchi, which Lucy 
wrote to the Bishop of Leiria, we find the following 
passage : 

«... The Good Lord complains bitterly and sorrowfully 
about the small number of souls in His grace, who are 
willing to renounce whatever the observance of His 
Law requires of them. 

This is the penance, which the Good Lord now asks : 



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The Sacrifice that every person has to impose upon 
himself, is to lead a life of justice in the observance of 
His Law. He requires this way to be made known to 
souls. For many, thinking that the word 'Penance* 
means great austerities, and not feeling in themselves 
the strength, or the generosity, for these, lose heart and 
rest in a life of lukewarmness and sin. 

Last Thursday, at midnight, while I was in the Chapel, 
with my Superior's permission, Our Lord said to me: 
— THE SACRIFICE REQUIRED OF EVERY PER- 
SON IS THE FULFILMENT OF HIS DUTIES IN 
LIFE, AND THE OBSERVANCE OF MY LAW. 
THIS IS THE PENANCE THAT I NOW SEEK AND 
REQUIRE.')) 

It is as simple as that ! Here Our Lord confirms, 
and explains, the demand of Our Lady for SACRIFICE 
AND PENANCE ! 

IT IS SIMPLY THAT WE DO OUR DUTY TO GOD, 
AND TO OUR NEIGHBOUR AS WELL AS WE CAN 

It is simply a demand that we should KEEP OUR 
BAPTISMAL PROMISES. 

It is simply that we are to love God, and in loving 
God to avoid sin, and the occasions of sin, to set a good 
example — fearlessly — and be good Christians, with 
all that that implies. 



THE SINS OF THE FLESH 



Knowing the evil days in which we live, with all its 
immorality, its seductiveness, its immodesty and its 
bad influence on souls, Our Lady explained in detail 
to Jacinta many things, when she was in the house of 



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Mother Godinho, in Lisbon. Our Lady explained many 
things to this wonderful little girl, including some things 
dealing with impurities. 

One thing, as Jacinta explained to Mother Godinho, 
was that «THE SINS WHICH BRING MOST SOULS 
TO HELL ARE THE SINS OF THE FLESH. CER- 
TAIN FASHIONS ... OFFEND OUR LORD VERY 
MUCH. Those, who serve Our Lord, should not 
follow these fashions... People lose their souls, because 
they do not think about the Death of Our Lord, and 
DO NOT DO PENANCE. » 

We need only think of the Advertisements in our 
countries, both in the streets and in the papers. We 
need only think of many of the Pictures, the Maga- 
zines, the Cinema, the Television, the Fashions, the 
Bathing dresses (?), the nakedness of the Naturalist 
colonies, the dirty jokes in conversations and books, 
the oceans of impurity in modern life, to realise that 
there is an immense opportunity, and necessity, for 
making sacrifices, sacrifices which are our plain duty 
to God and to our neighbour ! 

THESE sacrifices are a matter of DUTY. 

There are other Sacrifices — VOLUNTARY SA- 
CRIFICES — which Our Lady asked for from the 
children, at Fatima, and though them from all gene- 
rous souls. 

Anyone, who loves deeply, will always find endless 
ways of making little sacrifices for the one they love! 

Dearest Jesus, teach us to love Thee MORE, and 
give us a deeper love for Thy Holy Mother too ! 

When we make such Sacrifices Our Lady told us to 
say: — «Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conver- 
sion of sinners, and in reparation to the Immaculate 
Heart of Mary!» 

It is not so very hard to go without an occasional 
cigarette, or some other little pleasure; it is not so very 



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difficult to go without a little drink sometimes when 
we are thirsty; or to keep back an unkind or hasty 
word, or criticism; it does not cost us much, and it 
ought not to cost us anything, to give up a few minutes 
to tell Our Lord, in the Tabernacle, that we love Him; 
it does not take so very long to say an extra Rosary! 

There are many little ways of pleasing Our Lady, 
and making sacrifices, as the Three Little Shepherds 
of Fatima found out, and then acted so generously! 

NEVERTHELESS THE ONLY SACRIFICE BIND- 
ING ON US, IS TO DO OUR DUTY WELL ! 



PRAYER. THE ROSARY. 



The second point is the prayer of the Rosary. 

Prayer is the lifting up of our hearts and minds to 
God. The greatest and most powerful, and most 
acceptable prayer in the sight of God, is the MASS. 

The Mass is included in our duty to God, and we 
are bound to hear Mass on every Sunday and day of 
Obligation. That is understood. 

Next to the Mass comes, for us, the Rosary. In 
Her visitations during recent years Our Lady has in- 
sisted upon the SAYING OF THE ROSARY. Our 
Lady knows the incalculable power of the Rosary, which 
is greater than all Atomic and other Bombs ! 

These lines are being written at the beginning of the 
Centenary Year of Lourdes, where the Holy Mother 
demanded the Rosary, where She taught little Berna, 
dette how to make the sign of the Cross reverently- 
and well, before saying the Rosary. Our Lady, Her- 
self, said the Rosary with Bernadette. 



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NOBODY, on earth. KNOWS the unspeakable and 
incalculable POWER OF THE ROSARY. 

The Devil knows it and he HATES it, hating the very 
thought of people saying the Rosary! 

That being so, there is hardly any need of further 
argument to persuade people, who love God and Our 
Lady, as well as themselves, to say the Rosary very, 
very often ! 

At Fatima, and the Message of Fatima is essentially 
the weapon against the modern worldwide, soul 
destroying disease of Atheistic Communism and 
International Wars, Our Lady insisted, visit after visit, 
that we should say the Rosary EVERY DAY, and that 
we should say the FAM I LY ROSARY also. 

Let us also remember how often recent Popes, who 
are God's Representatives on Earth, have urged the 
saying of the Rosary. Let us remember the great victory 
of the Christians at the Battle of Lepanto, and other 
great triumphs, due to the saying of the Rosary! 

At Fatima, as at Lourdes, Our Lady always appeared 
with a Rosary. When Lucy asked if Francisco would 
go to Heaven, Our Lady said that he would, but that 
he would have to say MANY ROSARIES first ! 

Before leaving the Cova da Iria on May 13,1917., 
Our Lady said : — «Say the Rosary every day, with 
devotion, in order to obtain peace for the world!» 

DO WE REALLY WANT PEACE? — the powers 
of evil do not want peace — If we do, then we must 
say the Rosary ! 

That is one of the essential conditions for Peace, laid 
down by God, through the Mediatrix of all the Graces! 

On October 13, 1917, at Fatima the day of Her last 
appearance, Our Lady said that She was THE LADY 
OF THE ROSARY, and that we must always continue 
to say the Rosary EVERY DAY ! 



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Therefore everyone of us is bound to say the Rosary 
every day. 

By doing this we shall not only bring about the Con- 
version of Russia, and bring peace to the world, but we 
shall bring down untold blessings on the world and the 
people in it, we shall «conquer our enemies, check our 
passions, advance in virtue», and after we have crowned 
Our Lady with many «roses» on Earth we shall «go to 
see Her crowned with honour and glory in Heaven.» 

THE FAMILY ROSARY 



On July 13, 1917, at Fatima, when Lucy asked Our 
Lady to cure the little crippled boy, John Carreira, 
(who now looks after the Capelinha), Our Lady refused 
to cure him but said that he must say the Rosary EVERY 
DAY WITH HIS FAMILY. 

THE FAMILY IS THE FOUNDATION 
OF THE STATE 

The FAMILY is the strength of the Church and of 
the Nation. The FAMILY is the first object of attack 
on the part of the Devil and the Communists. 

If they can break up the HOME, and get at the CHIL- 
DREN, then they are well on the way to winning all 
the rest ! 

Our homes are in vital danger today. The destroying 
maggot is in our homes today, and it comes in with 
the consent of countless PARENTS. The destroying 
worm comes through many of the Papers, allowed into 
the homes, papers and magazines that would foul a 
manure heap, but which our children are allowed to 
absorb! The worm comes in through the 



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SORED use of the WIRELESS AND TELEVISION, 
through the lack of discipline and control, through the 
lack of HOME LOVE! 

Childrens souls, today, are being sold for a MESS, 
not of potage as in the case of Esau, but for a MESS 
OF DIABOLIC AND IMMORAL PLEASURE! 

Our Lady has given us a sure and certain remedy 
to save our homes, and that is 

TO SAY THE FAMILY ROSARY EVERY DAY. 
«Because Our Lady wishes it.» (Lucy) 

If we do not make the effort, and if thereby our homes 
are ruined and our children damned, there will be 
nobody to blame but ourselves ! 

And if we meet God, just after we die, and He says 
to us — «Go ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared 
for the Devil and his angels !» we can blame noone but 
ourselves, because He told us that it would have been 
better for us to have been thrown over a cliff, with some 
stones round our necks, rather than that we should 
have caused scandal to one little child — and, God 
have mercy on us, many of us are doing that now! 

One more very important thing! 

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady told the children to 
say a little prayer 

AFTER EACH DECADE OF THE ROSARY 

This is done at Fatima, always, and in many another 
place, though many people have not yet learned to obey 
Our Lady, in this matter also. It is amazing that, in 
spite of all the warnings and in spite of all the amazing 
promises of wonderful blessings, 41 long years have 
passed and still people, people who know about Fatima, 
and pride themselves on it, simply ignore so much of 
what Our Lady asked us to do! 



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The prayer, which Our Lady told us to say after each 
decade of the Rosary is — 

Oh, JESUS, FORGIVE US OUR SINS, SAVE US 
FROM THE FIRES OF HELL, AND LEAD ALL 
SOULS TO HEAVEN, ESPECIALLY THOSE MOST 
IN NEED OF THY MERCY! 

Our Lord said — «If you love Me, keep My comman- 
dments !» 

Little Jacinta of Fatima was inspired to say, about 
the appearances and revelations of Our Lady : — «If 
you dont want to believe, then you must expect the 
punishments of God.» 

CONSECRATION TO THE 
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY 

This is the third demand of Our Lady, and it is VERY, 
VERY important. 

For nine long months the Baby Heart of the Infant 
Jesus beat close to the Immaculate Heart of His Maiden 
Mother. Two Hearts, literally, beating as One! 
Mary's blood poured through the unborn Heart of the 
Eternal God. 

In the Temple, the aged Simeon told the Virgin-Mother 
that a SWORD of SORROW would pierce Her Heart. 

On Calvary, the Spear of St Longinus pierced the 
Sacred Heart of Jesus, and made so big a hole that St 
Thomas could put his hand right into it! At the same 
moment a cruel sword of sorrow pierced the Immacu- 
late Heart of His Mother, as She stood at the foot of 
the Cross! Two Hearts pierced, as One! 

In recent Centuries, devotion to These Two Hearts, 
has been preached by many, notably by St John Eudes. 

During the first half of our own century — though 



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the Church has not yet pronounced on this — many 
important revelations are claimed to have been received 
by Bertha Petit, in relation to the Sacred Hearts, all 
of which were known to Pope Benedict XV, to St Pius 
X, and to others. 

WE have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, poured 
out for us in His Passion ! 

WE have been given Eternal Life, if we wish to re- 
ceive it, through the Blood of Jesus! 

The Human Body of Jesus was given life by the blood 
poured into It from the sinless Heart of His Mother, 
Mary! Her blood gave Him life! 

How can we separate the Sacred Hearts ? 

In 1916, at Cabego, near Fatima, the Angel had 
united the Sacred Hearts in his prayer, taught to the 
three children. 

Our Lady Herself, at the very first appearance at 
Fatima, had asked for Reparation for the sins committed 
against the Divine Majesty (The Sacred Heart) and for 
the blasphemies against Her own Immaculate Heart. 

It was revealed to little Jacinta that God wants the 
Immaculate Heart of His Mother to be honoured, side 
by side, with His own Sacred Heart. 

In the second visit, at Fatima, Our Lady told Lucy 
that she would have to stay on Earth because God wanted 
her to make Our Lady «known and loved», «to esta- 
blish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart», 
and Our Lady added — «I promise salvation to eve- 
ryone, who will embrace that devotion; they will be 
the chosen souls of God, like flowers placed by Me 
before His throne !» When Lucy asked if she would 
have to stay on Earth all alone, Our Lady answered 
— «No, my child! Does it cause you much suffering? 
Dont be downhearted! I will never leave you! My Im- 
maculate Heart will be your Refuge, and the Way 
that will lead you to God!» 



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What need is there of anything more? There is no 
need ! 

If we want to be protected in this world, if we want 
to go to Heaven for ever, then all we have to do is to 
cast ourselves into the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
to give ourselves, and that means to CONSECRATE 
ourselves, to Her, to be ALL HERS FOR EVER ! 

By doing this we shall belong entirely to God, for 
what we give to Her, She gives to God! SHE IS THE 
WAY THAT WILL LEAD US TO GOD! 

Our Lady asks for the CONSECRATION OF EVE- 
RYBODY, of RUSSIA, of the WHOLE WORLD, 
TO HER IMMACULATE HEART. 

Our Lady said, at Fatima : — «My Immaculate Heart 
will Anally triumph! So that it is through the Imma- 
culate Heart... that PEACE is to COME to the world ! 

It is through the Immaculate Heart that souls are to 
be converted, and sinners are to be brought back to 
God ! 

It is through the Immaculate Heart that the TRIUMPH 
of God's CHURCH is to come ! 

It is quite clear where our duty lies; it lies in conse- 
crating ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! 

Here is a short Act of Consecration to the Immaculate 
Heart, which has the Imprimatur of the Diocese of 
Leiria (Fatima). 

«Oh, DEAREST, PUREST MOTHER, OUR LADY 
OF FATIMA, I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU TO BE ALL 
YOURS FOR EVER! ALL THAT I AM AND ALL 
THAT I HAVE I GIVE TO YOU! PLEASE KEEP 
ME AS YOUR OWN!» 

THE OUTWARD SIGN OF OUR CONSECRATION 
IS TO BE THE WEARING OF THE SCAPULAR! 



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THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS 

Now we have one thing, and that a MOST IM- 
PORTANT THING, left, which brings us to the climax 
of this little work, and to the Title of our little book! 

We have spent a long time in preparing for it, BE- 
CAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT! 

We have been speaking of Reparation, which Our 
Lady has so often demanded in recent years; and we 
have tried to make quite clear, what She has asked for. 

Our Lady has asked the World for — 

REPARATION TO, AND THROUGH. HER IM- 
MACULATE HEART. 

More than this, Our Lady has requested that this 
Reparation shall take a special form, in union with 
the Sacred Heart! 

You see this is just what we have been saying — YOU 
CANNOT SEPARATE THE SACRED HEARTS. 

Our Lady asked for A COMMUNION OF REPA- 
RATION ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY 
MONTH. 

In this way we are making reparation to Both the 
Sacred Hearts, and the Immaculate Heart is leading 
us straight to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, three to find the 
food and strength to nourish our souls, to give us the grace 
to do our duty to God and man, to lead us closer to 
God, and Our Lady, and to take us eventually to Heaven! 

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady told the there children, 
in the Cova da Iria that She was coming to «ask for 
the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, 
and THE COMMUNION OF REPARATION ON 
THE FIRST SATURDAYS... If people attend to My 
requests, Russia will be converted and there WILL BE 
PEACE ;...» 

THERE WILL BE PEACE. 

Have we yet a stable peage? Has Russia been con- 



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verted to the Catholic Faith? God knows, and we 
know to our cost, that Russia has not been converted! 

Many martyred Nations know that too! Millions 
of human slaves, of human wrecks know that too! 
Millions of little, broken homeless children and babies 
know that too! (God forgive us!) Many over bur- 
dened, heart-broken, semi-ruined tax -payers know 
that too ! 

And why is there all this hideous, unnecessary, suffer- 
ing? Simply and solely because 

WE HAVE NOT OBEYED OUR LADY! 

Our Lady also asked us, in making our Communions 
on the first Saturdays of the month to make the 

FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS 

just in the same way as we make the Nine First Fri- 
days. That is to say, we are to make the Five First 
Saturdays, without a break, doing three things. 

The practice of the Five First Saturdays consist 1) 
in Making Our Confession and Communion. 2) 
In saying the Rosary devoutly. 3) In spending a Quar- 
ter of an hour, in meditation, on one or more of the 15 
Mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making 
REPARATION ! 

Little Jacinta, the youngest of the three Seers of Fa- 
tima was a tower of strength to the others, and God 
gave her special lights to understand Our Lady's Message, 
baby girl though she was! After going to Hospital 
the little girl said to Lucy; — 

«I am going to Heaven soon. You are going to stay 
on here to tell the people that God wants to establish 
in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 
When you are going to tell them that, don't hide yourself. 



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Tell everybody that God gives us His graces through 
the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that they must ask for 
them through Her; that the Heart of Jesus wants to 
be honoured, side by side, with the Immaculate Heart 
of Mary; that they must ask for peace through the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, because God has given it 
into Her keeping.)) 

Is not all this crystal clear? Our Lady is the Queen 
and Giver Of PEACE! 

Our Lady left, the years passed by, Francisco and Ja- 
cinta went to Heaven, and Lucy became a Nun. Then 
one day, eight years later, on December 10, 1925, Our, 
Lady appeared to Lucy once again, carrying in Her arms 
the Baby Jesus. 

The Holy Mother showed Her Heart to Lucy, all 
surrounded with thorns. Then the Baby Jesus, pointing 
to the Suffering Heart of His Mother, said: — 

«Have pity on this Heart, continually tormented by the 
ingratitude of men, with nobody to make Reparation !» 

Oh, let us listen to, and answer, that Baby pleading! 
Who can refuse a baby's cry, especially when that Baby 
is Jesus, God of Love? 

After the Infant Jesus had said this, Our Lady added: 

«Look, My child, look at My Heart surrounded with 
thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it, at every 
moment, by their blasphemies and ingratitude! Do 
you, at least, try to console Me; and tell everybody from 
Me that all, who on the First Saturday of Five conse- 
cutive months shall make their Confession and Commu- 
nion, shall say the Rosary, and shall keep Me company 
for 15 minutes, while Meditating on the Rosary, with 
the intention of making Reparation, tell them from Me 
that I promise to help them, at the hour of their death, 
with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their 
souls.))! 



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Two months later, on February 15, 1926, Our Lady 
again appeared with the Holy Child and urged Lucy 
to persevere in propagating the devotion to Her Imma- 
culate Heart, in spite of all difficulties, 

Lucy asked Our Lady if it was sufficient to make the 
Confession «during the week», when it was not possible 
to make it on the First Saturday. Our Lady answered 
«Yes», provided that the Communion was received in 
a state of grace, and with the intention of making the 
required Reparation. 

Oh! What goodness of Our Lady! Oh! What Mercy 
of Our God! Could anybody be so MAD as to refuse 
that safe offer of Salvation! 

REMEMBER ! 

CONFESSION. THE ROSARY. 15 MINUTES ME- 
DITATION ON THE ROSARY: 

ALL WITH THE INTENTION OF MAKING RE- 
PARATION, ON 5 CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS! 

With this goes the promise of Our Lady's help at 
death, and Eternal Life! 

BUT DONT FORGET, ALSO, A COMMUNION 
OF REPARATION ON EVERY FIRST SATURDAY! 

Because Our Lady wishes it! 

Is it not utterly inconceivable that now, 41 years after 
Our Lady made these requests and these staggering 
promises, so many, SO VERY MANY, catholics pay 
no attention to them? 

Are we really so hard-hearted that we do not want 



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to save MILLIONS of people from a Hell of suffering, 
both here and hereafter? 

Are we really so hard-hearted that we do not want 
PEACE for the world ? 

Are we really such senseless people that we do not 
want to make OUR HEAVEN CERTAIN? 

No! No! Perhaps we have not known! Perhaps we 
have not thought! Perhaps, even, we have been misled 
by weak men, or by false prophets! 

This little work, with all its faults and all its short- 
comings, is written with a burning longing that all 
men should know Our Lady's wishes and should do 
their utmost to fulfil them! It is an attempt to bring 
right home to the hearts of all, especially of those who 
have not yet grasped them, Our Mother's pleadings and 
Our Mother's wishes, as She expressed them here on 
this very spot — this most holy ground! 

Every single word, written here in the Cova da Iria, 
where Our Lady appeared just 41 years ago, is a plead- 
ing with the Holy Spirit, through the Immaculate Heart 
of His Most Holy Spouse, to come down upon this 
world in OCEANS and in CATARACTS of GRACE, 
to lead all men TO CONSECRATE themselves to the 
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, MOTHER OF 
THE ETERNAL GOD AND OUR MOTHER. It 
is a pleading, also, that — for their own salvation, for 
the salvation of others, for the Peace of the world, for 
the Honour and Glory of God, for the Honour of the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary — they will practice always 
the devotion of : — 

THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS OF FIVE CONSE- 
CUTIVE MONTHS, in love of and reparation to 
THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY! 

«Behold thy Mother /» «Unless you become as LITTLE 



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CHILDREN you shall NOT ENTER into the Kingdom 
of Heavenh 

What does a LITTLE CHILD do? A little child 
ALWAYS AND FIRST runs to its MOTHER, clings 
to its MOTHER, seeks the protection and help of its 
MOTHER, looks to its MOTHER for food and for 
everything else! Without its MOTHER a little child 
is lost ! 

Jesus has told us to look to our Mother and to act 
as little children do! Let us turn to Her, in Whom is 
«A11 the grace of the way and of truth» and all «hope of 
life»! Let us obey Him, by obeying Her! Then we 
shall be safe and we shall be saved! 

«Tender arms of Mary, soft and warm and true, 
«A11 my soul is yearning in the dark for You !» 
(M. Kinder) 



Praise be to God, to Our Lady, and to good St Joseph 
for another little work completed. 

«Oh! Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
pray for us who have recourse to Thee!» (300 days). 




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Other workes by the same Authr: 

BY THE KING'S COMMAND 

BY THE QUEEN'S COMMAND 

THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA 

NOW IS THE HOUR (SOOU A HORA) 

UNDERNEATH THE RAINBOW 

DEAREST MOTHER 

BY BOG AND BOREEN FOR OUR LADY 

AND 

A SMALL GUIDE TO FATIMA 



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